Singing From London to Lisbon

Azulejo 5I was recently approached by the PR contact of Crouch End Festival Chorus, a London based choir asking if I would be interested in hearing more about their up and coming trip to Lisbon. I thought it would be a good idea to start including up-and-coming events in Lisbon so if you hear of something you think others might like to know about, then feel free to contact me. Below is the press release regarding the choir’s tour of Lisbon and itinerary.


Tour of World Class London Choir
Crouch End Festival Chorus
24th – 31st May 2008

In May this year one of England’s best known choirs, Crouch End Festival Chorus, will be in and around Lisbon for a week, singing four concerts of beautiful music in Fatima, Belem, Sintra and Lisbon itself.

The choir is well known in the United Kingdom, where it sings regularly in the top London concert halls such as The Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and The Barbican.


Recently the choir sang with Portuguese singing star Teresa Salgueiro and it has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as film music composer Ennio Morricone, conductors Valery Gergiev and Daniele Gatti and singers Lesley Garrett and Andrea Boccelli.

In addition, the choir can be found on many recordings, from the music of the popular British TV show Dr. Who and a host of film music and classical recordings such as Lord of the Rings and Saving Private Ryan.

For more information about the choir and its tour of Lisbon, log onto its website at and get the dates and times of the concerts to catch this World class choir in action.

Concert Programme – Locations and Concert Times

Sunday 25th May
11:00 Chapter House of the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem

Tuesday 27th May
17:15 The Basilica, Fatima (immediately following the 16:30 mass)

Thursday 29th May
21:00 The Basilica da Estrela, Lisbon

Friday 30th May
21:30 The Church of São Martinho, Sintra

The repertoire will be drawn from a selection of the following pieces:

Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine
Philip Glass – Three Songs
Durufle – Motets
Durufle – Requiem + Kyrie

Tippett – 5 Spirituals from A Child of Our Time Stanford    Beati quorum Via

2 comments for “Singing From London to Lisbon

  1. February 21, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    It is one of my dreams to visit Lisbon some day. Maybe I’ll go there this year, but unfortunately this won’t happen in May, so I won’t be able to attend your concert.

  2. catarina
    April 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Dear Lily,
    that sounds lovely!
    I feel so silly, never having heard of the marvelous choir group
    However, I have heard of Teresa Salgueiro from
    my fav Portuguese musical group, Madredeus.
    I saw them twice when they came to Toronto.
    I have all their albums.

    Thank you for the updated information.
    It would be lovely to hear them sing. I love Faure’s music!
    Jeronimos is a lovely place-I remember going there in my teens when I visited Portugal with my parents!
    I wish the group wonderful success in Portugal.
    I am sure the singers will enjoy Lisbon and Sintra.
    (I went to Sintra as well with my family- it was a magical place- especially Blue Grotto)

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    Catarina :):)

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